Treasury Secretary’s Wife Apologizes After Mocking Instagram User

Ms. Louise Linton shared a photo on Instagram of herself getting off a government plane on a trip to Kentucky with her husband, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. She tagged the photo with brand names she was presumably wearing.

Someone commented: “Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable.”

Ms. Linton went on a tirade about that comment, drawing attention to herself. She then changed her account settings to private after receiving criticisms.

“Aw!!! Did you think this was a personal trip?! Adorable!” she wrote. “Do you think the US govt paid for our honeymoon or personal travel?! Lololol. Have you given more to the economy than me and my husband? Either as an individual earner in taxes OR in self sacrifice to your country?”

Ms. Linton went on: “I’m pretty sure we paid more taxes toward our day ‘trip’ than you did. Pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you’d be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours.” After that, she included emojis of a curled bicep and a face blowing a kiss.

“You’re adorably out of touch,” she said, later adding, “your life looks cute” before concluding, “Go chill out and watch the new game of thrones. It’s fab!”

For the record, the government did not pay for Ms. Linton’s trip:

A Treasury Department official declined to comment on Ms. Linton’s post. But the official said that the Mnuchins reimbursed the government for the trip, and that Ms. Linton was not compensated by any of the labels she promoted with hashtags.

Read more about it at the New York Times.

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Author: Nicholas

Experienced Mortgage Banker in the Denver metro area.

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